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Direct Links to Articles and Journals: Create a custom link

About direct links

When linking to library-subscribed resources, you may need to create a customized direct link that recognizes you as a UGA user.

Direct links help to resolve access issues both on and off campus. They are useful for browser bookmarks and links to articles and other resources in eLC and class websites.

Many databases already provide UGA-authenticated links to articles. When viewing an article, look for the Permalink, Stable URL, Document URL, or simply the chain icon.Permalink Icon #240834 - Free Icons LibraryPermalink Icon #240834 - Free Icons Library

Use policy

Databases, electronic journals and other e-resources are for the use of current UGA faculty, staff and students only. The use of these resources is governed by copyright law and by the license agreements between UGA Libraries and the publisher.

The systematic downloading of data is expressly prohibited.

Create a custom link to a journal or article

If a ready-made link to a resource is not available, find the web page address (URL) in your browser's address bar. For example:

Copy this prefix:

Add it to the beginning of your URL to produce your link. Using the above example:

You can also copy and paste the URL in the address bar into this box and click the Get link button:

A small number of online resources use a different access method.  

The above will not work if the UGA Libraries do not subscribe. Not all URLs can be used in this way because they may contain code specific to your particular browsing/searching session.

If your link doesn't work, please contact us.

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